A qualitative study of uptake of free vitamins in England

  title={A qualitative study of uptake of free vitamins in England},
  author={Tricia Jessiman and Ailsa Cameron and Meg Wiggins and Patricia Jane Lucas},
  booktitle={Archives of disease in childhood},
OBJECTIVE To identify reasons why eligible families are not accessing free 'Healthy Start' vitamin supplementation (providing vitamins A, C and D) in England. DESIGN Qualitative study using in-depth interviews. SETTING 13 primary care trusts in England. PARTICIPANTS Purposive sample of 15 Healthy Start coordinators, 50 frontline health and children's professionals and 107 parents. RESULTS Vitamin take-up was low across all research sites, reported as below 10% of eligible beneficiaries… CONTINUE READING
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